California Gov. Jerry Brown has called special sessions of the state Legislature to tackle the issue of how to pay for billions of dollars in needed repairs to streets and highways and how to pay for and run the state’s medical insurance program for the poor, which now provides coverage to nearly one in three Californians.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has called special sessions of the state Legislature to tackle the issue of how to pay for billions of dollars in needed repairs to streets and highways and how to pay for and run the state’s medical insurance program for the poor, which now provides coverage to nearly one in three Californians. Rich Pedroncelli AP
California Gov. Jerry Brown has called special sessions of the state Legislature to tackle the issue of how to pay for billions of dollars in needed repairs to streets and highways and how to pay for and run the state’s medical insurance program for the poor, which now provides coverage to nearly one in three Californians. Rich Pedroncelli AP
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Dan Walters: Big money issues face rough ride in California Capitol

August 17, 2015 04:11 PM

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